Content

This unit addresses key questions associated with the study of the Pentateuch. It pays particular attention to its content, literary forms, historical, religious and cultural background, including its history of formation and reception. It also explores the role and place of the Pentateuch within the biblical canon and its metanarrative. Attention will be also given to key themes of the pentateuchal story: the identity of YHWH and his people, creation, covenants, exodus, laws, atonement, and holiness/purity.

Unit Code: BA2724B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline major theories relating to the formation of the Pentateuch

2.

Describe the key literary, theological and historical issues pertinent to the Pentateuch

3.

Identify the place and the role of the Pentateuch in the wider biblical narrative

4.

Interpret selected passages from the Pentateuch

5.

Apply theological ideas located in the Pentateuch to contemporary life, ministry or social contexts

Unit sequence

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible, or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, exegetical exercises, group presentations, group discussions, visual aids, videos

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

800 word Reflection

20.0

1,200 word Thematic Essay

30.0

2,000 word Exegetical Essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 17 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-13 13:25:39 +1000